Corsair has announced that it will be working more closely with Philips in the future regarding its RGB lighting offerings. Corsair’s iCUE will henceforth be compatible with all Philips Hue products.
Gaming peripherals and the whole room
Corsair is best known as a company that makes gaming peripherals. It was in this capacity that iCUE was developed. This software can be used to control and synchronize the RGB lighting of a wide variety of Corsair products. It is possible to create cross-device lighting effects. Philips Hue, on the other hand, sees itself as a smart home solution. Under this label, the Dutch company Philips offers lamps, light strips and similar lighting products that can be included in smart home configurations and controlled centrally. With the cooperation of the two companies, it will henceforth be possible to link the smart lighting of the room to the lighting of the gaming peripherals. For example, said lighting effects will henceforth be able to be extended to the entire room lighting. With its lighting triangles LC100, Corsair already made a push in this direction some time ago.
Integration into iCUE app
The pairing of the two systems is to be largely automatic. Thus, the iCUE app will automatically recognize the Philips Hue bridge from now on. Users simply need to enable the integration of Hue in iCUE in the app’s settings. A new menu area then appears, in which all recognized Hue devices can also be controlled. The settings options do not differ between iCUE and Hue products. For example, Hue lights can be set to show a certain illumination depending on in-game events, CPU temperature or other variables.
Kevin Wasielewski, Senior Director of Alliance Partnership at Corsair, euphorically welcomed the new collaboration, briefly highlighting the new capabilities, “Philips Hue is an innovative industry leader in the development of complete smart room lighting, and we are excited to combine CORSAIR iCUE and Philips Hue. Thanks to the simplicity and ease of use of iCUE, it has never been easier to change the room lighting of your entire PC environment. You can control nearly the entire range of Philips Hue smart lighting from your desktop using iCUE software to create the perfect RGB lighting environment.”